|Full Name:||William Goldman|
|Born:||August 12, 1931
|Occupation:||Non-fiction author, novelist, playwright, screenwriter|
Goldman grew up in a Jewish family in Highland Park, Illinois, a Chicago suburb, and obtained a BA degree at Oberlin College in 1952 and an MA degree at Columbia University in 1956.
William Goldman had published five novels and had three plays produced on Broadway before he began to write screenplays. Several of his novels he later used as the foundation for his screenplays. In the 1980s he wrote a series of memoirs looking at his professional life on Broadway and in Hollywood (in one of these he famously remarked that "Nobody knows anything"). He then returned to writing novels. He then adapted his novel The Princess Bride to the screen, which marked his re-entry into screenwriting.
Goldman has won two Academy Awards: an Academy Award for Writing Original Screenplay for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, and an Academy Award for Writing Adapted Screenplay for All the President's Men. He has also won two Edgar Awards, from the Mystery Writers of America, for Best Motion Picture Screenplay: for Harper in 1967, and for Magic (adapted from his own 1976 novel) in 1979.
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- bookofjoe: The Writer Speaks: William Goldman
The legendary screenwriter ? he's won two Academy Awards for his screenplays, one for "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" (1969) and again for "All the President's Men" (1976) ? will most likely be remembered to ...
- Quote: William Goldman on Writing ? Daily Mayo
"The easiest thing to do on earth is not write. But this is life on earth, you can't have everything." --William Goldman.
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- Quote of the Week: The Princess Bride by William Goldman
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- HEAT (1985) by William Goldman | Tipping My Fedora
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- Bento for Kidlet: Happy Birthday William Goldman!
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- Quote: William Goldman on Show Business ? Daily Mayo
Nobody knows anything...... Not one person in the entire motion picture field knows for a certainty what's going to work. Every time out it's a guess and, If you're lucky, an educated one.?
- Spend 90 Minutes with William Goldman and Learn About His ...
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- Quote: William Goldman on Killing off Girls ? Daily Mayo
I don't like killing a girl," the Spaniard said. "God does it all the time; if it doesn't bother Him, don't let it worry you.? ? William Goldman, The Princess Bride.
- 90-Minute Interview With Legendary Screenwriter William Goldman
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- Dr. J, Air Jordan, Kobe, LeBron and William Goldman's Battle
Dr. J, Air Jordan, Kobe, LeBron and William Goldman's Battle to the Death. Remember when Nike issued a T-shirt "explaining" Michael Jordan's hops? These words appeared in black, printed over a silhouette of Jordan ...
- The Princess Bride by William Goldman free PDF and EPUB | All ...
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- Rz1-430-x3q1g: Brothers (9780446346801) William Goldman
Brothers (9780446346801) William Goldman. Product Details: Publisher: Grand Central Publishing (March 1, 1988) Language: English ISBN-10: 0446346802. ISBN-13: 978-0446346801. Product Dimensions: 6.7 x 4.2 x 1 ...
- Weekend Quotes Natalie Goldberg and William Goldman
Weekend Quotes Natalie Goldberg and William Goldman. Weekend Quotes Writing quote ?Write what disturbs you, what you fear, what you have not been willing to speak about. Be willing to be split open.? ? Natalie ...
- REVIEW: The Princess Bride by William Goldman - A Book So ...
REVIEW: The Princess Bride by William Goldman. Title: The Princess Bride. Author: William Goldman. Publication Date: October 20th 1999 (first published 1973). Publisher: Bloomsbury. Format: Paperback. Pages: 399.